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Parte prima delle rassegne, et modo per essercitare - Pellicciari, Bartolomeo. L - 1613. [1226716]
Modena, Giuliano Cassiano, 1613 - Parte prima delle rassegne, et modo per essercitare fanteria, con dichiarationi espedite, & figure rapresentanti li siti, il numero della soldatesca, & diversi atti, che giornalmente occorrono in guerra. Modena, Giuliano Cassiano, 1613.Small 4to. [8] + 60 (misnumbered 72)p. fullpage woodcut portrait of author bound after title, 12 tables (some folding), 9 woodcut folding plates of battle scenes. Medici arms on title; ornamental woodcut initials. Contemporary boards, rebacked. First edition of this Modenese infantry manual presented as twenty model exercises. 12 tables (included in the collation) show theoretical military formations and positions. The nine bird’s eye combat scenes depicted in the fine folding plates give details of gun emplacements and charging columns of pikemen and musketeers in fortified towns, villages, and along rivers. The author, shown in military dress in the fine woodcut portrait, was a colonel in the service of Cosmo II, Grand duke of Tuscany, to whom this work is dedicated. He had gained his experience whilst fighting in Flanders and France under Alessandro Farnese (1545-92), the outstanding commander of Philip II of Spain. French and German translations appeared in 1616. Although the title suggests that this is the first part of the work, no more was published. A small repair in blank margin of title, otherwise a fresh copy from the Baron Landau collection with bookplate and small unobtrusive stamp in tailend corner of title. Cockle 618; Jähns 1035. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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